Opinion

We’ve already Taken the 14 Steps to Fascism

What happens after authoritarians seize power?

🌬️Mitch
5 min readJul 13, 2022

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It’s clear, we have already walked quite a ways down the path to outright fascism. Anyone that says otherwise is lying to your face. We’re there.

Just as a refresher, I looked up the 19 year old article by author Dr. L. Britt. In it he lays out the 14 step program all authoritarians inevitably use to lock a society down. It’s predictable, tried and demonstrably true.

And we’ve done all of them.

Dr. Britt’s list includes:
- Powerful and continuing nationalism.
- Rampant sexism.
- Obsession with national security.
- Religion and Governments intertwining.
- Protection of corporate power.
- Controlled mass media.
- Fraudulent elections.

Along the way, Naomi Wolf explains there are some procedural details that must also be achieved. In another decade old article, she suggests we have already:
- Invoked internal and external enemies.
- Created a gulag. Guantanamo anyone?
- Developed thugs. Who were the guys that stormed the Capitol?

It’s clear, we have already walked quite a ways down the path to outright fascism. Anyone that says otherwise is lying to your face. We’re there.

All that remains is for the would be authoritarians to seize the levers of power and we will be fully entrenched in our own brand of American Fascism. A merger of corporations and the state, facilitated by the elites with the express intent to drain the lifeblood out of the proles.

We are the proles.

What comes next?

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🌬️Mitch

Just the guy next door, glad to meet you. Pull up a chair let's stir the pot together. Reach me at: lacks@mail.com.